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TiVo Deluxe!!!

Written By: Gary on December 28, 2005 2 Comments

So TiVo rolled out (started rolling out) their new features in the music, photos and more section. These new features I think will pave the way for what you have to look forward to from your home entertainment center. They now have (without you having to install anything on your home computer) movie listings, traffic, weather, photos (Yahoo!), streaming Internet audio (Live 365), games (yes, I said games) and you can listen to podcasts. This is very cool stuff! I especially like SameGame, it’s a fun game you’ll just have to try. This all assumes you have your TiVo hooked up to the network (and not the phone).

So the weather and movies (you can purchase tickets on-line too). Are tied to your My Yahoo! account (or you can put in your zip manually). The photos are also tied to your Yahoo account. You can view photos of others on-line but you have to type in their Yahoo name. My Yahoo Photos name is “garylapointe”, try it if you get a chance I’ve got photos of a trip to Costa Rica and a few from when a family of ducks was wandering around the high school.

Typing text for the with the remote is awful (can I hook up a USB keyboard yet?) they need to work on that, it always seems as if I need the farthest letter (and you can’t go off the right of the screen and come back on the left). Please fix this… :)

The podcasts are cool but it just seems to be streaming it. No decent way to build a playlist. They only have a list of 30 or so podcasts that you can add to your favorites. You can specify any podcast but as I criticized “the typing” above it’s even more awful for the typing of podcast addresses.

There’s a lot with the Live 365 streaming and you can subscribe to get more (not sure on the costs).

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2 Responses to “TiVo Deluxe!!!”

  1. Kevin says on: 28 December 2005 at 5:52 pm

    I was thinking of hooking up our TiVo to our wireless home network. It’s Mac using an Airport Extreme. Will this pose a problem? Or will TiVo automatically recognize it and work with it?

  2. Gary LaPointe says on: 28 December 2005 at 5:57 pm

    In my experience, it shouldn’t be any problem. Unless your running encryption (and then it’s just the regular problems getting different platforms talking).

    TiVo has a compatibility list for what wireless adaptors work with it (I think I’ve used netgear and linksys in the past).

    Good luck.

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